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 This day in History - May 2
386 Historic Events for May 2
1962

Benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I

Event
1962

OAS strikes in Algeria

Event
1962

Nancy Harvey, Swift Current Sask, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th)

Birth
1962

Elizabeth Berridge, Westchester NY, actress (Amadeus, Funhouse)

Birth
1962

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

Event
1962

WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, NY (PBS) 1st broadcast

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1963

Tomas Vackar, composer, dies at 17

Death
1963

Jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs and 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies

Death
1963

Van Wyck Brooks, US historian (Ordeal of Mark Twain), dies at 77

Death
1963

Jos van Eck, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)

Birth
1963

Kenton Leonard, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)

Birth
1964

Kelly Michael Gibson, New Orleans LA, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-7th)

Birth
1964

Nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies

Death
1964

90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00

Event
1964

Beatles' "Beatles' 2nd Album" goes #1 and stays #1 for for 5 weeks

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1964

Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ

Event
1965

Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

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1965

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational

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1965

Early Bird satellite goes into commercial service

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1965

"New Faces of 1965" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 52 performances

Event
1966

Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)

Event
1967

Kerryn McCann, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)

Birth
1967

Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2

Event
1968

Will Furrer, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)

Birth
1968

Donald L Hall, airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69

Death